CLEVELAND, Jan. 16, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BeMyDD (Be My Designated Driver), the nation's largest designated driver service, today announced it will be providing US$20 discounts and the opportunity to win a free designated driver for a month to attendees of the Cleveland Beer Festival (January 16-17, 2015, Cleveland Convention Center Downtown).
BeMyDD representatives with iPads will be present at the Beerfest so attendees can submit their email addresses to enter the drawing. Every attendee that provides a valid address will be emailed a promo code for a US$20 discount off his or her first reservation with the alternative transportation service. One lucky winner will also be chosen at random in the "Designated Driver for a Month" drawing, with the winner to be notified by email after the event. The award is limited to four reservations with a BeMyDD personal driver for a maximum of four hours each. An individual must open a BeMyDD account to use the US$20 discount and prize.
"BeMyDD wants to enable socially responsible fun, and The Cleveland Winter Beerfest is an ideal event to do that," said Arthur Simanovsky, BeMyDD president and CEO. "We operate in 76 cities, but we started right here in Cleveland, so that's another reason why we wanted to participate."
BeMyDD offers an alternative to ridesharing services such as Uber and Lyft, with a range of affordable services where professional, experienced chauffeurs operate the customer's own vehicle. Services are priced at pre-determined rates free of surge pricing or other surprise fees.
ByMyDD provides two services that reduce the dangers associated with drinking and driving. If an individual has driven to a location and does not want to drive home, they can contact BeMyDD and make a reservation using the BeMyDD mobile app (iOS and Android) for the company's Pick-Up Service. The service costs US$25 for pick-up and US$3.45 per mile with a US$45 minimum. As part of BeMyDD's Pick-Up Service, the company will dispatch two drivers, one to take the client and their car home and a second to follow behind to retrieve the BeMyDD driver.
In addition, BeMyDD also offers a Personal Driver Service, where a professional driver arrives at the client's home and chauffeurs them anywhere they want go using the client's own car. Making multiple stops if necessary, the driver waits in the car and takes the client back home when they are ready. The Personal Driver Service costs US$14-US$19.50/hour, depending on geography, and has a three-hour minimum. Reservations for this service need to be made ahead of time through BeMyDD.com, by calling +1 (877) U BeMyDD (823 6933), or by downloading and using the mobile app.
The average age of a BeMyDD driver is 51 and the company requires every driver to be at least 25 years of age, have previous professional driving experience, complete an in-person interview and undergo very comprehensive background checks. Many drivers hold a commercial driver's license (CDL). BeMyDD provides primary insurance while operating its customers' cars with comprehensive collision coverage, which includes theft protection as well as a US$2 million commercial auto policy that covers its customers' vehicles and rental cars if a BeMyDD referred driver is at fault.
To ensure a "white glove" customer experience, BeMyDD operates a U.S.-based customer service center that clients can contact to make reservations, confirm details, and ask questions about the service or a driver. The service center operates 9 AM to midnight EST Sunday through Thursday, and 9 AM to 2 AM EST Friday and Saturday. Customers are also able to request specific drivers whom they have hired in the past with BeMyDD. Additionally, women are able to request a female driver if they so prefer.
Founded in 2010, BeMyDD (Be My Designated Driver) is the nation's largest designated driver service, currently operating in 76 markets in 31 states. This convenient, safe, reliable and affordable alternative transportation service provides a chauffeur at a discounted rate by driving the customer's automobile. Professional, experienced drivers are fully background-screened, interviewed and insured by ByMyDD and wear formal business attire. The company has national partnerships with leading liquor and wine companies such as CÎROC and Brown-Forman to promote social responsibility. To schedule a professional driver, go to BeMyDD.com, call +1 (877) U BeMyDD (823 6933), or download the mobile app. To learn more, visit www.BeMyDD.com and follow us on Facebook; LinkedIn; Google+; YouTube and Twitter.
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CONTACT: Michael E. Donner EVP, Chief Marketing Officer mdonner@BeMyDD.com +1 (561) 406 9090